50 years of trade policy

Published 12 June 2024

Professor Alan Winters reflects on 50 years as a trade policy expert. Having retired at the end of May, Alan’s long and distinguished career in Economics includes co-director of the Centre for Inclusive Trade Policy (CITP) founding director of the UK Trade Policy Observatory, stints at the World Bank and as a Chief Economist for a UK Government department, and of course, academia. A lot has happened in 50 years, now, at a critical moment in the evolution of the UK's trade policy, Professor L. Alan Winters reflects on his long career in an ever-changing trade policy environment with Chris Horseman (Borderlex) and also looks at what the key issues might likely be over the next 5-10 years.